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PANZ Book Design Awards 2015 “It is rewarding to be acknowledged”

By July 22, 2015 No Comments
Design Awards judges 2015

Pictured above l-r: Judges Vincent Heeringa, Kalee Jackson, Miriam Rosenbloom, and Cameron Gibb.

Kiwi book design talents were celebrated for the 18th time last Thursday at the PANZ Book Design Awards presented at Auckland’s Sapphire Room.

The supreme award winner was quite fittingly Janson Chau of Alt Group for his inspiring treatment of Cardboard Cathedral, Andrew Barrie’s book on Shigeru Ban’s designs for the Christchurch Anglican cathedral’s temporary replacement.

Janson Chau - smallAccepting the Gerard Reid Best Book award, Janson (left) told the awards audience “It is rewarding to be acknowledged.”

The Auckland University Press Cardboard Cathedral won awards for best illustrated and best typography categories before being declared the overall winner.

Judges Cameron Gibb, international guest judge Miriam Rosenbloom, Kalee Jackson and Vincent Heeringa were all highly complimentary about the quality of all finalist books.

Young designer - CarlaPANZ Young Designer of the Year was added to the awards six years ago. Judged between finalists Anna Egan-Reid, Carla Sy and Jessica Gommers the quality and breadth of design talent shown was outstanding over all three portfolios. For 2015 Carla Sy was announced the winner and received the unexpected prize of four days experience with the HarperCollins design studio  in Sydney.

Read the full press release here.
See all our winners and finalists on the Book Design website.

Congratulations to all our winners